If you’re in the market for a new mid-size sedan, you have probably seen tons of different options. It can be challenging to decide which sedan to purchase when there are so many options and pros and cons of each. However, with mostly advantages, it is incredibly likely that the 2020 Chevy Malibu is what you’ve been looking for. This four-door vehicle can comfortably carry five passengers, making it the ideal choice for singles, couples, and small families. Whether you’re looking for a car to take the kids to school or to take a drive into the city for a night out on the town with your friends, the newest Malibu has anything you could ever want in a daily driver. But to fully understand how perfect the Malibu is, we will have to look a bit deeper than the surface.
The 2020 Chevy Malibu is the latest iteration of the current generation, which was introduced in 2016. In 2019, the automaker updated the Malibu with appearance modifications, infotainment updates, and a new RS trim level that applies sporty looks to an otherwise reasonably basic vehicle. The new 2020 Chevy Malibu continues this evolution but, in a small way, building upon the model’s already rock-solid reputation. Two new exterior paint colors are available -- Stone Gray and Black Cherry -- and the RS and Premier trim levels get brand new wheels. The latest version of Chevy’s tried and true Malibu provides superior value for its price when stacked up against competing models. Though relatively unchanged for the 2020 model year, the Malibu offers a solid combination of refined style and economic performance while providing all the creature comforts that drivers demand from a vehicle in this class.
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The new Malibu is a five-seat, four-door sedan that comes in five different trim levels: L, LS, RS, LT, and Premier. Aside from the Premier, all Malibu models benefit from a standard 1.5L turbocharged engine paired with a CVT automatic transmission, which generates 160 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque to its front-wheel drive system.
The base L model includes the basic amenities such as air conditioning but also features extras like steering wheel controls, keyless entry and ignition, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration.
The mid-level LS, RS, and LT trims all build upon the foundation of the L. The LS adds in noise-reducing glass and GM’s OnStar, the RS includes convenience features such as power-adjustable seats. Exterior styling touches in the form of a rear spoiler and a unique grille. With the LT comes satellite radio, front seat heating, and dual-zone climate control with a vent for the passengers in the back.
The top-tier Premier model boosts performance by swapping out the standard base engine with a turbocharged 2.0L with a nine-speed automatic transmission that produces 250 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. Features and amenities are similar to those found in the LT but also include built-in GPS navigation, an upgraded nine-speaker audio system, sunroof, and leather seating.
The Malibu’s spacious cabin provides for a quiet and comfortable ride while also providing excellent ergonomics for both driver and passengers. The sizeable symmetrical dashboard and the wide opening beneath the center control console add to the ample space inside. For folks upfront, the seating has a broad base with supportive side bolsters, perfect for short drives around town or longer vacation outings. Adults in the back seats will also find plenty of legroom to spread out comfortably. As a family sedan, the Malibu is also well-equipped with a huge trunk and ample carry-on capacity to bring along all the things.
The new 2020 Chevy Malibu, like its predecessors, is packed with tech features. The standard Chevrolet system3 infotainment system with an 8-inch color touchscreen display is included on the L, LS, RS, and LT models, while the Premier gets the same display but in HD, plus the connected Navigation4 system. Audiophiles will enjoy full, rich sound from the standard six-speaker Bose audio system on all models except for the Premier, because that trim sees a premium nine-speaker version.
All Malibu models starting with the LS have a built-in WiFi hot spot with available 4G LTE data (3GB or 1-month data trial, whichever occurs first) and full Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. Wireless device charging is standard on the Premier, as is a USB charge port for wired devices. Chevrolet’s Connected Access with ten years of standard connectivity is standard across the entire lineup. It is clear that Chevy made technology a priority in the Malibu.
Nothing about a car matters if it is not safe. Luckily, the Malibu abounds with safety features to keep both drivers and passengers safe on the roads. Some features are standard, and some are optional, but all trims are loaded with safety.
For those teaching new drivers, GM’s Teen Driver feature is included on all Malibu models except for the base L. This feature allows for parents to set controls and to review their teen’s driving habits. Keeping new and young drivers aware and safe is essential, and can easily be done with the Malibu.
A rear-vision camera is standard on all models to assist with avoiding obstacles and people when backing up, with an HD version of this same system being available on the Premier. A Driver Confidence Package is available on LS and LT, which includes rear park assist, lane change alert with side blind zone alert and rear cross-traffic alert. Also available on those two trim levels is the Driver Confidence Package II, which includes IntelliBeam automatic high-beam control, lane-keep assist with lane departure warning, following distance indicator, automatic emergency braking, and front pedestrian braking.
Whether you need to watch out for new drivers or want the extra protection for yourself, the Chevy Malibu has tons to offer. Safety is no joke, and Chevrolet has made it evident that they do not think so either. If you want a safe vehicle, the Chevy Malibu is for you.
Along with exceptional performance, reliability, technology, and safety features, the new 2020 Chevy Malibu also offers additional peace of mind through competitive limited and powertrain warranties, and its corrosion protection and roadside assistance are longer than most of its competitors. GM’s standard protection includes a limited warranty, which is good for three years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first, and a powertrain warranty, which covers five years or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first. Also included with every Malibu purchase is complimentary regularly scheduled maintenance for the first visit. When you choose a Malibu as your next vehicle, you can be assured you will be getting the protection to keep it running for many years to come.